book of prints;
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"Eau-Forte Pointe sèche et Vernis mou par Auguste Delâtre. Préface de Castagnary. Lettre de Félicien Rops. Gravures inédites par F. Rops, H. Somm, A. Point et Delâtre" (Paris, A. Lanier and G. Vallet) 1887; containing 7 etchings, dry-points and soft-ground etchings by Delâtre, Félicien Rops, Armand Point and Henry Somm, accompanying letterpress descriptions of the printmaking process, including "Petits Croquis (I)", showing fashionable woman at a bar, with urban sketches in the margin, bound as frontispiece -- Pl. 1, "Eau-forte premier état" showing a country track with trees, by Delâtre-- Pl. 2 "Eau-forte terminée entièrement à pointe sèche", later state of plate 1, by Delâtre -- Pl. 3 "Pointe sèche, cuivre préparé au papier émeri", showing four willow trees on the edge of lake, with distant figures in a boat, by Delâtre -- Pl. 4 "Point e sèche sur cuivre nu", figure, still-life and landscape sketches by Somm (printed by Delâtre in Montmartre) -- Pl. 5 "Croquis au vernis mou", a lion's head, by Point -- Pl. 6 "Vernis mou terminé par plusieurs morsures", fashionable woman looking into a mirror with "Maturité" inscribed above, surrounded by tree and figure sketches, by Rops. Together with 2 additional prints: landscape etching by Tancred Abraham with trees and pool printed on India paper bound in before p. 11, and scene in an interior of two lovers in historical dress by A. Mongin after F. Flameng (L'Hébert editeur), bound before p. 31. Bound in marbled boards with letterpress titlepage and table of contents.
Etchings; soft-ground etchings; drypoint
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Height: 261 millimetres
Width: 192 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
- Curator's comments
- A hand-written letter from Castagnary is bound in at the front of the volume.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Eau-Forte Pointe sèche et Vernis mou par Auguste Delâtre
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- Book plate of Max La Fosse (with fox reading a book suspended from a tree branch).
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